DomainTools are used for brand protection, domain monitoring, domain valuation, and cybercrime investigation. Other services include a name suggestion, patented reverse IP address, and a combined screenshot history view that incorporates millions of screenshots that shows how a website looked recently or in the past.
As of August 2012, DomainTools was ranked as the 214th site for global Internet traffic, according to Alexa rankings. Founded in 2002 by Jay Westerdal, DomainTools was later sold to Thought Convergence, Inc. in 2008. It is currently owned by DCL Group S.A. which also owns other companies such as EuroDNS and eBrand Services.
DomainTools provides an online web WHOIS service that allows users to check information about a domain name through its website. It also provides historical WHOIS and IP address records for domain names.